Letters to the Editor – Oklahoma City, mental health, senior housing, gender identity

Oklahoma Metropolis is a hit story

Reply: “The quarterback will get issues carried out — Oklahoma Metropolis is neither purple nor blue and leads unanimously. America can, too,” by David Holt, Sunday Opinion.

Thanks for highlighting Mayor Holt and my ancestral homeland. Oklahoma Metropolis is a vivid instance of Republicans and Democrats working collectively on civic points and financial growth.

My grandparents have been amazed and happy with fashionable Oklahoma. The Oklahoma success story is pushed by the pro-business insurance policies of Holt and Governor Kevin State. God bless America!

Peter Webb, New York, NY

An involuntary civic dedication is required

Reply: “We are able to cease a disaster in its path – an involuntary civil dedication might interrupt a psychological well being problem earlier than it results in crime” by Zach Wafrossa, Saturday Opinion.

Thanks for the wonderful Wavrusa column that addressed the necessity for involuntary civil dedication for a few of the mentally ailing in determined want of intervention. It precisely and systematically outlines the precise course of that protects each the general public and the affected person earlier than such an motion is taken.

Many healthcare professionals hail such an method because the extra compassionate approach to assist the significantly ailing somewhat than have them roam the streets or be jailed.

Dallas could be higher off avoiding the issue that afflicts Los Angeles with greater than 6,000 psychological sufferers in county jails. There’s a enormous want in every single place to really acknowledge the issue and construct extra psychological well being services and workers them with professionals who know the easiest way to assist these sufferers.

Greg Polito, North Dallas

Older motels are another choice for lodging

Re: “Empty malls are good for senior residents,” by Bruce Cooper, Friday Letters.

What an awesome concept Cooper got here up with. As an alternative of tearing down completely good constructions, simply redesign and reuse. The identical kind of rebuilding ought to be thought-about when evacuating outdated accommodations and motels. Consider the residents who could be joyful to have short-term lodging whereas organizing their lives. Lodges and motels, with all these personal rooms with personal loos, could be best for the homeless or quick or long run keep.

Andrea Jane Welch, Dennison

A stroll is rarely good

Reply: “Dad and mom have a proper to know — whereas in good religion, faculties mustn’t preserve a pupil’s gender identification secret,” Thursday’s editorial learn.

There’s a quite simple phrase for the motion your article requires: picnic. Revealing details about an individual’s gender or gender identification with out their consent, no matter their age, is disclosure.

Many trans and queer folks select to not disclose this info for the sake of their bodily or emotional security. As a young person, I got here out as homosexual to some buddies and lecturers. I used to be afraid that my dad and mom would disown me, and I hadn’t shared my sexual identification with them in years.

I selected the trail out making an attempt to think about after which create a livable life for myself in a homophobic household. This was my selection, not my highschool English trainer’s selection.

If dad and mom need to know extra about their homosexual little one, they should ask: Have you ever created an affirming atmosphere conducive to such revelations? If this isn’t the case, the coed’s need to withhold this info is affordable and crucial for his or her security.

Your editorial misunderstands the necessities of a reworked, idealized life. It is simple to get opinions. Trans and LGBT individuals who undergo from its penalties have a deep data of the results of the outing.

Nino Testa, Dallas

Add volleyball for boys

Give the boys an opportunity. Volleyball is a sport broadly loved by many, nonetheless it’s not a sport at Frisco ISD Boys Excessive Faculty. It is a disgrace, as a result of many boys would like to have the chance to play on a college crew. Not solely is it a enjoyable and thrilling sport, but it surely additionally affords many advantages akin to bodily health, teamwork, and tutorial advantages.

The shortage of a college crew additionally implies that boys who might not have the sources to afford volleyball for the membership are neglected. The district wants to supply volleyball as a crew sport for boys.

Moreover, present coverage at Frisco ISD solely permits ladies to affix the ladies’ volleyball crew, whereas boys are usually not allowed to affix the ladies’ crew. That is extremely unfair and undermines the precept of equal alternative. Additionally it is price noting that ladies are allowed to affix the boys’ soccer crew, additional highlighting the inequality in present politics.

It’s time for Frisco ISD to comprehend the significance and worth of providing boys volleyball as a highschool sport.

Manish Senthilkumar, Plano

Ought to the schoolyard be a fortress?

A excessive fence has lately been constructed across the grounds of Nathan Adams Elementary Faculty in northwest Dallas. A long time in the past, I took my 3-year-old to the schoolyard on the weekends. Whereas we have been there, we put the Easter Bunny up by the fence. A few of the boys ran away with it.

This induced a small information story in your newspaper or on Dallas Occasions Herald. The rabbit was recovered.

After frequent college shootings and the failure of the Uvalde police, Nathan Adams’ schoolyard is now a fortress. Can the college or park police and ISD in Dallas discover a technique to open it on weekends?

Michael Haas Brophy, Dallas

Underfunding or reckless spending?

A number of latest letters to the editor have indicated a scarcity of presidency funding for a few of the companies. With a nationwide debt of $32 trillion and rising, I discover it exhausting to consider any company is underfunded. In that case, it is because of reckless spending and the failure of our elected representatives to prioritize, somewhat than a scarcity of funding.

Tracy Wallace, Richardson

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